05 October 2016

The Dawg in Dublin?

Our contemporary on Facebook, 'Bluegrass in Ireland', reported on 2 Oct.:

Greetings, 'Grassers! I received a query from David Grisman's tour promoter, asking if we would be interested in having the legendary Mr Grisman and his band appear here, in a 600 seat theatre, to the tune of 50 Euro a ticket. PLEASE provide feedback and opinions! It's a terrific thing about bluegrass, the direct line between fans and musicians!

David 'Dawg' Grisman (above), originally a devotee of the music of Bill Monroe, now the Godfather of modern all-options-open mandolin playing, and still passionate about hard-core bluegrass, is indeed a legendary figure. His 'band' may be the David Grisman Quintet, which has included such instrumental wizards as Tony Rice, Mark O'Connor, Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, and Jon Sholle.

As some sort of context for the proposed ticket price, it may be noted that Chris Thile is scheduled to play at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on 21 March 2017, in the Main Auditorium (est. 1,200 capacity). Prices are shown as €28.50, €25, and €22.50 (choir balcony), with a 10% discount for Friends of the NCH.

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At 10:51 am, Blogger Unknown said...

hello I manage a 234 theatre in Ratoath Co Meath and We would love to host David. If you would like to inbox me on mary@ratoathcc.ie.


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